Aberdeen green lights more affordable housing
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March 25 2020
The mix of single and multiple aspect apartments have been designed by EMA to stand on a former commercial vehicle forecourt, helping to address a shortage of affordable homes in the city and benefit from a presumption in favour of urban brownfield development.
Contrasting brick gable features are proposed to puncture the building plane and framing private gardens for ground floor flats.
Granting consent the case officer wrote: “Whilst the footprint/depth of the proposed blocks (c. 20m), is approximately twice that of traditional dual aspect tenement buildings and therefore presents significant amenity challenges in terms of sustainable design (e.g. sunlight/daylight penetration / natural ventilation) the scheme has been creatively designed to minimise the apparent depth of the blocks and to introduce significant modelling of their frontages.”
Incorporating a communal open space and play area the family-friendly apartments will complement other ongoing housing proposals in the area.